Fabián Andrés Castillo Sánchez (born 17 June 1992) is a Colombian footballer who currently plays as a winger for Querétaro.

Fabián Castillo
Fabian Castillo.jpg
Personal information
Full name Fabián Andrés Castillo Sánchez
Date of birth (1992-06-17) 17 June 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Cali, Colombia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Forward
Club information
Current team
Querétaro
Number 11
Youth career
Deportivo Cali
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Deportivo Cali 18 (5)
2011–2016 FC Dallas 159 (34)
2016–2018 Trabzonspor 38 (3)
2018–2019 Tijuana 23 (3)
2019– Querétaro 21 (5)
National team
2009–2010 Colombia U17 5 (1)
2011–2012 Colombia U20 9 (0)
2015 Colombia 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 January 2020

Club careerEdit

Deportivo CaliEdit

Castillo started his career in the youth ranks of Colombian side Deportivo Cali. In 2010, he joined the first team and became an important player for the club. On 18 July 2010, he scored his first professional goal in a 1–1 draw against Deportes Tolima. In his first year with the club, he appeared in 18 league matches and scored 3 goals.[1] He also was able to help the club capture the 2010 Copa Colombia.

FC DallasEdit

On 3 March 2011, it was reported by Colombian news site El País, and later confirmed by FC Dallas Academy Director Óscar Pareja, that a deal had been reached to bring Castillo to FC Dallas on a 3-year deal.[2][3] The report stated the transfer fee was US$800,000 and that FC Dallas would own 50% of the player's rights, while Deportivo Cali would retain the other half. FC Dallas confirmed the signing of Castillo on 7 March 2011.[4] Terms were undisclosed.

Castillo debuted for Dallas on 26 March 2011, in a 2–1 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes.[5] Castillo was named to the MLS Team of Week 9 in the 2011 MLS season for his play against Philadelphia Union and Toronto FC.[6] He scored his first goal for the club against the Los Angeles Galaxy on 1 May 2011.

On 10 February 2015, FC Dallas announced that Castillo was signed to a new five-year contract. Per league and team policy, the terms of the agreement were not to be disclosed.[7] On Saturday, 18 July 2015, it was announced that Castillo would be part of the 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star team that would play against Tottenham Hotspur. On Wednesday, July 29, Castillo came on at halftime and played a full 45 minutes.

TrabzonsporEdit

On August 4, 2016, Trabzonspor announced they had acquired Castillo on a six-month loan for an upfront payment of $3 million and an option to buy in January for an additional $1–1.5 million.[8] Trabzonspor opted to make the deal permanent on January 7, 2017.[9]

TijuanaEdit

On July 26, 2018, Castillo signed for Liga MX side Club Tijuana.[10]

International careerEdit

Castillo has participated in various youth national teams for Colombia, including the Under-17 and Under-20 national team. He made his senior international debut in a draw with Peru on September 8, 2015.

Style of playEdit

Castillo is mainly known for his quick feet and dribbling skills.

Personal lifeEdit

Castillo earned his U.S. green card in July 2015.[11] This status qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.

Career statisticsEdit

Club Season League League Cup Domestic Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Deportivo Cali 2010 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 3
2011 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 18 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 3
FC Dallas 2011 21 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 26 2
2012 26 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 27 6
2013 33 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 36 2
2014 27 10 3 0 4 4 0 0 34 14
2015 30 9 4 1 1 0 0 0 35 10
2016 22 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 24 6
Total 159 34 8 1 10 5 4 0 181 40
Career total 177 37 8 1 10 5 4 0 199 43

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Colombia - F. Castillo - Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Fabián Castillo cumplirá su sueño americano - diario El Pais". Elpais.com.co. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Breaking News: Fabian Castillo Deal Finalized". Big D Soccer. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  4. ^ "acquires forward Fabian Castillo from Deportivo Cali". FC Dallas. 7 March 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  5. ^ Wondolowski's brace spoils Castillo's Dallas debut
  6. ^ "Team of the Week: Week 9". MLSsoccer.com. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  7. ^ "FC Dallas signs Fabian Castillo to new five-year deal". FC Dallas Media Services. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  8. ^ http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/08/04/report-fcds-fabian-castillo-headed-turkey-loan-option-buy
  9. ^ http://www.fcdallas.com/post/2017/01/06/trabzonspor-completes-transfer-deal-fabian-castillo
  10. ^ http://www.xolos.com.mx/noticias/xoloitzcuintles/5596/fabi-n-castillo-llega-al-club-tijuana.html
  11. ^ FC Dallas (23 July 2015). "Green card". FC Dallas on Twitter. Retrieved 7 August 2015.

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